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Spring Wildflower Walks

Spring wildflowers are popping up all over Southern Queensland Country. The best way to admire them is on a wildflower walk.  

In Bunya Mountains National Park, the 4 hour (12km return) walk on the Cherry Plain–Burtons Well track is well worth it when you see cliffs edged with magnificent golden flowering king orchids. 

In the Southern Downs, head to Girraween National Park (local Aborigines called the area Girraween, meaning ‘place of flowers’). You’ll see more than 200 species of wildflowers sprouting from between granite boulders, alongside creeks and walking tracks - keep an eye out for granite bluebells, vibrant pink blotched hyacinth orchids and delicate lemon doubletails. 

You can join one of three wildflower walks led by The Stanthorpe Rare Wildflower Consortium, a local group dedicated to recording and protecting  the region’s native flora. 

There are plenty of pretty wildflowers to spot exploring Killarney’s waterfall trail, which takes in Daggs Falls, Browns Falls and Queen Mary Falls– all accessible from Spring Creek Road. Take a picnic or enjoy lunch on the deck at Queen Mary Falls Café. 

For something different, head to Goondiwindi to combine a wildflower walk with learning about Aboriginal bush tucker and medicine plants on a personalised tour with Bigambul elder Cheryl Moggs.

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